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The Coronation of King Charles III: Windsor Pupils Filmed for Children’s News Programme

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Pupils at a Windsor school had a starring role in Coronation celebrations this week – when they were filmed for a popular children’s news bulletin.

Children from St George’s School Windsor Castle took part in a special edition of EspressoNews an award-winning news service for primary schools. Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, Espresso News brings the world’s biggest stories to thousands of classrooms every day, via the digital learning platform Discovery Education Espresso.

A crew from Espresso News visited St George’s School Windsor Castle to film pupils in the build-up to the Coronation. The students have been finding out about the history of the event, and pupils in Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 were interviewed about their learning. The children were also filmed making crowns and taking part in Coronation activities.

Year 2 pupil Ezra said:

I loved being filmed and showing what I have made for the Coronation. I have enjoyed learning about the Crown Jewels and that King Charles III is the oldest monarch to take the throne at 73 years old.

Year 4 pupil Holly said:

Today we were filmed doing activities for the Coronation. They interviewed me, Zac and Alex. They asked us about the Coronation and Daisy helped us to make crowns from newspaper. I learnt that King Charles will need to sit on King Edwards throne which is made of wood and that the original crown was melted.”

Year 4 pupil Zac said:

I showed Daisy how to make a crown out of newspaper. I really enjoyed using inquiry skills to make it. I learnt that the crown is made of gold and diamonds!”


Year 2 pupil Florence said:

I really enjoyed being filmed because I enjoyed talking about my sewing for King Charles III. I have really enjoyed learning about the Coronation and doing lots of activities in the classroom. I am really looking forward to this special occasion.

Roz Money, Director of Marketing and Communications at St George’s School Windsor Castle said:

“Through our unique location at the foot of Windsor Castle and our longstanding history of educating the Choristers of St George’s Chapel, who have performed at many royal occasions including most recently the Easter Sunday service attended by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, we enjoy a very special connection with the Royal Family here at St George’s. It is a great honour to witness a Coronation and the students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the event, including using resources provided by Espresso. We were really excited to be asked to take part in Discovery Education’s filming and showcase some of our students’ outstanding Coronation activities to schools throughout the globe.”

Howard Lewis, Managing Director UK and International at Discovery Education said:

We were delighted to feature St George’s in Espresso News and to share in their celebrations. Our special Coronation bulletin will bring this historic event to life for studentseverywhere.”

Espresso News is available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via its flagship Espresso learning platform. The Coronation bulletin will be available from Thursday 4th May.

Discovery Education has also created a host of new Coronation resources for UK primary schools – available within Espresso. Spanning a broad range of subjects – from History and Art to English and Maths – and including videos, interactives, and activities, these resources will help teachers to bring the Coronation to life, providing fun and engaging ways to learn and explore this seminal event.

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About St George’s School Windsor Castle

St George’s School Windsor Castle is a happy, vibrant co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 3-13, located at the foot of the world-famous Windsor Castle in Berkshire and home to the girl and boy choristers of St George’s Chapel. Through its innovative and ambitious curriculum, as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), the school is on track to become the first independent prep school in the UK classified as an IB World School, demonstrating its commitment to a forward-thinking new approach to learning.  For more information, visit

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